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Poetry Workshop
**Please note the time change. We will be meeting 2 hours early because the restaurant is closed from 3-5.** Please bring a pen and enough printed copies of a poem with your name on it to workshop. The poem should be a work-in-progress: the rougher, the better. We meet in a "common space" in the building. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. Water, tea, paper cups and plates will be provided. We'll take 15-20 minutes to get drinks/snacks chat before we begin the workshop. When we begin, whoever volunteers to go first will hand out copies of his or her poem and read it aloud (reading it aloud is optional, but highly encouraged). The rest of us can take notes on the page and give suggestions for revisions to the piece. Please stick to constructive criticism. When we're done critiquing, the author of the piece will have an opportunity to comment on our suggestions before taking back the copies of his or her poem. If there is time left, everyone is welcome to share a completed (or nearly completed) poem with the group. If we have enough extra time, we may select a poetry prompt to to write as well. Make sure you bring something on which to write and with which to write.

Matsu Japanese Restraunt

5635 Stone Road · centreville, VA

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This is a group for poetry lovers in the Northern Virginia area. We plan to meet regularly for workshops and open-mics. Whether you've been writing poetry for years or have never written a poem in your life but would like to try, you are welcome here. This group is also a great way to share information about anthologies and other projects and publication opportunities.

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